clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anderson Silva fight talk heats up

Silva Roy JonesProps:


"Roy likes the idea and is up for it. It's being discussed. Roy will only agree if the match takes place under the rules of boxing, and UFC would have to clear Silva's participation."

Alan Hopper, director of public relations for Don King Productions, confirms "preliminary" talks to match up UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. It would be under boxing rules and it would be at a catchweight somewhere between 185 and 170 pounds. Would UFC President Dana White green light this spectacle? I tend to think not, personally.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania